For aspiring entrepreneurs, it's easy to look at key examples like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg for inspiration. Though lesser known, Canada is also home to a number of successful entrepreneurs who have made it big in a variety of fields.

To compile this list, we used the Canadian Business guide to "Canada's Richest People," and narrowed it down to entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for a future article on the top female entrepreneurs in Canada.

From the co-founder of Uber to the guy who brought Walmart to Canada, here are 14 of Canada's richest entrepreneurs who will inspire you to quit your day job.


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Joseph Tsai

Source of Wealth: Co-Founder of Chinese e-commerce startup Alibaba

Fortune: $5.9 Billion

Location: Currently Hong Kong


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Garrett Camp

Source of Wealth: Co-Founder of web-discovery platform StumpleUpon and co-founder of Uber (nbd)

Fortune: $5.3 Billion

Location: Born in Calgary, currently residing in San Francisco


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Mark Scheinberg

 Source of Wealth: Cofounded PokerStars

Fortune: $4.1 Billion

Location: Born in Israel but moved to Toronto at age 13. Scheinberg currently lives in the Isle of Man.


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Jim Pattinson

Source of Wealth: Founder of the Jim Patterson Group, which includes chains like the Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

Fortune: $5.6 Billion

Location: Born in Saskatoon, currently resides in Vancouver.


Jeffrey Skoll

Source of Wealth: First president at eBay, founder of production company Participant Media and investment firm Capricorn Investment Group

Fortune: $5.5 Billion

Location: Born in Montreal, currently resides in Woodside, California.


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Bernard Sherman   

Source of Wealth: Co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apotex, a pharmaceutical company.

Fortune: $4.62 Billion

Location: Toronto


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Richard Li

Source of Wealth: Chairman of PCCW and Chairman of PCCW's Executive Committee. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive of the Pacific Century Group, Chairman of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited (PCPD), Chairman of PCPD's Executive Committee and Chairman of Singapore-based Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited.

Fortune: $4.44 Billion

Location: Hong Kong


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Chip Wilson

Source of Wealth: Founder of Lululemon Athletica and Kit & Ace

Fortune: $2.92 Billion

Location: Vancouver


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Alex Shnaider

Source of Wealth: Co-founder of the Midland Group

Fortune: $2.85 Billion

Location: Born in Leningrad, Russia, currently resides in Toronto.


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Peter Gilgan

Source of Wealth: Founder of Mattamy Homes

Fortune: $2.71 Billion

Location: Oakville.


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Jean Coutu

Source of Wealth: Founder of the Jean Coutu Group, a chain of pharmacies.

Fortune: $2.7 Billion

Location: Montreal


Mitchell Goldhar

Source of Wealth: Founder of Smartreit and credited with bringing Walmart to Canada.

Fortune: $2.85 Billion

Location: Toronto


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